• Glioblastoma is the most common and deadly form of brain cancer.
• Drugs target specific mutations on the surface of glioblastoma cells.
• Glioblastoma cells are able to eliminate the gene mutation to avoid detection when the targeted drug...
12/4/2013 3:30 PM EST
How malleable are we? Youths who experienced early maternal deprivation — specifically, time in an institution such as an orphanage — show similar responses to their adoptive mother and to strangers in a brain structure called the amygdala; for...
12/3/2013 2:05 PM EST
People who have diverticulosis, or pouches in the lining of the colon, often worry that they will eventually develop a painful and sometimes serious condition called diverticulitis, as previous research has shown that one in four, or up to 25...
12/2/2013 5:00 PM EST
• Prostate cancer stem cells evolve into different cells as prostate cancer progresses becoming a moving target for therapy.
• Scientists must be prepared for the continual evolution of the stem cell as tumors adapt and become resistant to new...
11/26/2013 2:00 PM EST
Dr. Hanna Mikkola and researchers at UCLA’s Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research have identified a novel progenitor cell and a related cell communication pathway key to growth of a healthy placenta.The...
11/21/2013 6:00 PM EST
Thanks to a $4 million gift from Lockheed Martin, UCLA Health System's Operation Mend now has a state-of-the-art telehealth suite, which will enable improved communication between the program's personnel, patients and partners, and a renovated...
11/22/2013 1:30 PM EST
UCLA scientists mapped groups of autism-risk genes by function, and identified how mutations in these genes disrupt fetal brain development. Their findings prioritize targets for future research and shed light on autism's molecular origins.
11/19/2013 3:00 PM EST
• Drugs called BRAF inhibitors shrink most melanoma tumors quickly.
• Despite good responses, melanoma tumors do not shrink away completely.
• Left-behind cancer cells allow tumors to grow back drug resistant.
• Using Multiple drugs that...
11/19/2013 5:40 PM EST
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UCLA medical experts provide heart healthy gift, food and activity ideas for Valentine's Day.
1/22/2010 1:00 PM EST
With cases of swine flu continuing to spread, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Homeland Security Department have declared a public health emergency, and the World Health Organization and governments around the globe are...
4/30/2009 9:00 AM EDT
A bad economy can take its toll on the heart with increased stress, poor eating and forgoing healthful activities like going to the gym when money is tight. UCLA cardiologists suggest the following tips to help protect the heart during this time of...
1/27/2009 1:40 PM EST